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Using Text Features to Understand Text Structures, from The Thinker Builder blog.

The Thinker Builder: Using Text Features to Understand Text Structures

How do you track reading progress?

Three Ways to Annotate: 1) Code reading assignments with your favorite graphic codes. 2) Tag text with a purpose by using color-coded Post-Its. 3) Use academic response stems to interact with the writer/reporter/author. **Annotating helps struggling readers to focus and proficient readers to log ideas for essays. The annotation tools pictured are available on TpT.

Imagination Soup: Determining Importance in Nonfiction Text.

Determining Importance in Nonfiction Text - Imagination Soup

Ladybug's Teacher Files: Notice & Note: Student Bookmarks

Notice & Note: Student Bookmarks

Life in Fifth Grade: Drawing Conclusions: Whole Group Lesson

Life in Fifth Grade: Drawing Conclusions: Whole Group Lesson

The Classroom Key: Taking the Rocket Science out of Close Reading

The Classroom Key: Taking the Rocket Science out of Close Reading

guided reading- gives indicators for each Fountas and Pinnel level

Guided Reading Organization Made Easy |

FREE close reading planning page, works for any text

Inference Bags - Put mystery items in each bag. Have students write out 6 clues about their mystery object in the bag. The clues shouldn't be obvious, but they do have to be factual. Once finished, students will read clues & make inferences about what the mystery object is.

The Blog: Inference Bags!

This is the most inspiring thing I have ever read. Great for teaching students to read to themselves and visualize what they read

Text structures are important for students to know while reading books. I like that this poster provides a visual, along with the definition of non-fiction text structures.

Mrs. Braun's 2nd Grade Class

Main Idea Details Game - Students identify the main idea in a group of sentences that are mixed up inside an envelope! For a quick assessment, students record the main idea on a separate sheet of paper.

All the Dots: Main Idea & Details Game!

This is a great blog about setting up reading comprehension packets to motivate students to love reading through Author Studies.

All Things Upper Elementary: Short Stories in the Classroom

A Cheat Sheet for what to teach in Word Work lessons for grades 3-5 {free from Hello Mrs Sykes}

Text Structures: Um, duh! by Create-abilities

Create-Abilities: Text Structures: Um, duh!

Terrific way to structure extended responses to reading-- great freebie!

Teaching in Flip Flops: He Brought it Upon Himself to Visit...

Genre overview page from reader notebook - Be sure to click on Expand to Read More to access poster

The Reader's Notebook |

Free Handout- Developmental Sequence of Phonological Skills.

Developmental Sequence of Phonological Awareness Skills

20+ Native American Folktale Picture Books for Kids

Native American Folktales for Kids: Picture Books

Questions to Ask About Reading (For Parents!!)

Teaching In The Fast Lane: Take Home Binders and a Freebie!

The development of phonological skills. Free handout.

Developmental Sequence of Phonological Awareness Skills

Education to the Core: 10 Things You Have To Know When You Teach Reading

Read Aloud: Books Bedtime and beyond: Why Family Reading Rocks. Kids interest in reading dropped almost 50% from Kgarten to 4th grade! Why? Parents stop reading to kids. Infographic See full post for ideas on how to keep it interesting.

Books, Bedtime and Beyond: Why Family Reading Rocks

Making sense of Reading Levels for Parents!! Super helpful information on Book Level, Guided Reading, and Lexile including the range where kids are at each grade level! #readingforkids #booksforbeginnerreaders #homeschool #reading

123 Homeschool 4 Me: Making Sense of Reading Levels